I spent my first vacation this year in Toronto to spend time with family and attend the Scotia Bank Caribbean Carnival (Caribana). My second day in, I attended the King and Queen Showcase at Lamport Stadium. It is a good, clean, AFFORDABLE show for family and anyone interested in West Indian culture that keeps the ‘old mas’ tradition going.
Mas Bands and their themes for 2014 included
Toronto Revellers – Warrior
Fantazia International – Unleash Your Fantasy
Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club – River of Mirrors
Carnival Nationz – Havana
Tribal Carnival – Secret of Wingz
Connections Mastumes Band – Forces of Nature
Concept Costume Creators – Precious Jewels
Carnival Revolution – Visions in the Night
Here are some pics of contestants that I wasn’t able to catch on video.
Last summer was my first experience going to King and Queen and I loved it even more this year. I plan to still come to this event even when I don’t plan on playing mas. The halftime show included performances by JW and Blaze, Iwer George, Drupatee and K. Rich.
Congrats to Carnival Nationz as they swept the competition by winning all four mas titles.
Have you ever attended the King and Queen showcase?